At Yuma border crossing, authorities see more ‘family units’ taking risks

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has seen a sharp rise in the number of families seeking asylum at the southern border. Some walk in on their own and surrender to authorities, while others try to slip past without being noticed. Arizona Public Media’s Lorraine Rivera recently joined agents in Yuma for a first-hand look at how they handle the influx of asylum seekers crossing the border.

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